Museum Association of Arizona


2011 Annual Conference Workshops and Sessions



  • A Basic Guide to Exhibit Evaluation and Visitor Studies - full day
    This practical workshop introduces basic techniques in evaluating exhibits and understanding museum visitors.
  • Costume and Textiles 102 – Curation and Collections Management Issues- full day
    Join colleagues with a high level of interest in collecting and caring for costume and textile collections.
  • Wading Into Nonprofit Financial Management- full day
    This workshop is based on the Basics of Financial Management Standards and Excellence Program (StEPs) Course provided by the American Association for State and Local History and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. It provides insights into the how’s and why’s of nonprofit financial management.
  • Partnerships, Mergers And Acquisitions – half day
    In this workshop, Wes Brustad, MAA Annual Meeting Keynote, helps you will gain a greater awareness of potential partners and expand your vision to see how collaboration may strengthen your organization.



  • No Museum an Island: Collaborating for Survival – Panel: This panel presents an innovative real-world collaboration designed to develop new business and interpretive models for enhancing civic engagement and discourse in museums’ communities.
  • Arizona Connecting to Collections (AC2C): Collaboration for Preservation: This panel presentation is intended to explain what the AC2C Initiative is for anyone with an interest in or responsibility for collections preservation in Arizona’s museums, libraries, and special collections.
  • Community Partnerships: Extending the Scope of Museum Education: This session focuses on long-standing community collaborations at the Tucson Museum of Art.
  • Cultivating and Maintaining Support for the Arts and Culture in Arizona – Panel: Learn strategies, tools and resources you can use in your efforts to build public value for the arts.
  • Get By With a Little Help From Your Friends: What a MAP Peer Review Can Do For You: Peer reviews provide opportunities to share ideas for improvement and discuss the challenges of managing a museum - its operations, collections, governance and interaction with the community – with a fellow museum professional.
  • Arizona’s Centennial Project Update – Panel: Catch up on what’s planned for the Centennial Celebration of our state.
  • Writing Competitive Grants – Panel: Examine the characteristics of winning grant proposals.
  • Sustainable Marketing of Heritage Using a Heritage Tourism Perspective: Gain an insight into contemporary academic research in sustainable marketing to help them evaluate their marketing strategies
  • Object Labeling: Old Ways and New Ways: This session covers the basics of object labeling as well as introducing some new methods.
  • An Eventful Collaboration: Do you want move outside your organization or just collaborate across departments? During this session, learn some of the good, the bad, the ugly and some how-to ideas for collaborating on events.
  • Cultural Data Project – Webinar: What information do you need to get started with the Arizona Cultural Data Project?]
  • Journey Stories,’ a Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street exhibit, comes to Arizona!”: A session for mid-career and/or senior-level museum professionals interested in hosting/programming around Journey Stories beginning in 2012 through 2013 at their institution.

  • Displays on a Budget: How to Create Museum Exhibits Quickly and Inexpensively: Learn how a streamlined exhibit planning process can save time.

  • Leadership Forum For Arts & Cultural Education Managers– Roundtable: This roundtable is designed to provide a space for peer groups to discuss their specific issues and needs, and to engage in constructing sustainable networks for the future.

  • Connect to Your Community with Contented Volunteers – Roundtable: Focus on issues in volunteer management including the 4 ‘R’s of Readiness; Recruitment, Retention and Recognition.




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